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There’s A Reason She Is Always Running Off

| Bendigo, VIC, Australia | Family & Kids

(Whilst shopping in a large hardware store, I find a three-year-old girl who has lost her mother.)

Me: “Hi there, let me help you find your mother.”

Child: *in tears* “No!”

(The child then runs off crying out for her mother. I don’t run after her as it would have upset her more. Instead, I head towards the help desk to let the staff know to put out an announcement. As I am walking there, the child finds her mother, and I turn to walk towards them. The mother starts screaming at the child about how she is supposed to stay with her and not run off.)

Me: “Oh, good, you found your mum.”

(The mother turns to me without thanking me for helping, and speaks in an angry tone.)

Mum: “She does this all the time when we come here; she always runs off. You should have just ignored her.”

Me: *shocked* “You’re welcome; glad she got back safe.”

Sanity Overboard

| USA | Tourists/Travel, Transportation

(I work for the boutiques onboard various cruise ships. Even though jeweler is my professional position, we also have emergency duties such as lowering the life-boats, guiding guests and such. Mine is to muster guests to their muster position before the abandon-ship signal is given. The guests are all sitting in the grand dining room which is at the very back of the ship.)

Guest: “So when the emergency signal is sounded, we just all come here?”

Me: “Yes, ma’am, this is your muster station in the event of an emergency. When the abandon-ship signal is given, we guide you to your assigned lifeboat.”

(Because there are so many guests on the ship, we don’t take them to the lifeboat when it is just a drill like this; we explain to them over the PA the procedure.)

Guest: “Why haven’t you taken us to our lifeboats already?!”

Me: “That was just explained, ma’am; as you can see, there are a lot of guests onboard, and it is really unnecessary—”

Guest: “LIES! YOU’RE LYING!”

(The guest then looks out of the window at the back of the ship; all you can see in the sea behind us.)

Guest: “THERE’S NOT EVEN ANY LIFEBOATS ON BOARD! YOU’RE LYING! YOU JUST WANT US ALL TO STAY HERE AND DIE LIKE THE TITANIC!”

Incorrect Answer

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His Psychotic Two Cents

| MI, USA | At The Checkout, Bizarre, Money

(Two customers—who seems to be friends—are checking out a few small items. Customer #1 has already paid and is waiting while Customer #2 pays.)

Cashier: “That’ll be $11.97.”

Customer #1: “Ooh, you get pennies!”

Customer #2: “Oh, I love pennies!” *suddenly very serious and angry* “Unless they’re Canadian! God help him if he gives me Canadian!”

(Customer #2 is cheerful again, smiles at cashier as he gives her the three pennies.)

Cashier: *nervously* “Have a nice day…?”

Customer #2: *cheerful* “You too!”

Well, That Went South

| PA, USA | Crazy Requests, Top

(At my job, I am well known to my customers for my politeness and excellent service. I’m also well known for my red and black hair, since it’s a bit different. My manager comes to talk to me. She is laughing a bit.)

Manager: “So we just got a customer complaint about you.”

Me: “Oh, really? I’m a little surprised.”

Manager: “Yeah, me too. You just missed the phone call, actually.”

Me: “Okay… well… what did they say?”

Manager: “She told me you were really rude to her.”

Me: “I was?”

Manager: “I know. I told her you were the nicest one here. I asked her if she was sure it was you and she said ‘Yeah, the girl with the red and black hair!'”

Me: “Okay…? Did they tell you what I said?”

Manager: “She said, ‘Well, she told me to have a nice day and everything… but she didn’t ask me how my day went! I found that incredibly rude!'”

Me: “Wow… really?”

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